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Guřon, Jules
Oral history interview with Jules Gueron, 1978 April 14, 15 and 21.
Conducted to discuss a draft of Weart's book, Scientists in Power. Much of the time is spent on minor textual comments, but there are also extended remarks and reminiscences: French science in the 1930s, in particular Guřon's career in physical chemistry, the rise of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), and relations of Jean Perrin's circle; the chain reaction work of Frďřic Joliot, Lew Kowarski, and Hans von Halban in France, 1939-1940, and with Halban, Kowarski in England and Canada, 1941-1945, with emphasis on political relationships; and the French Commissariat ̉l'Energie Atomique (CEA) from 1946 through the 1950s; in particular, contacts with industry, personal relations, Joliot's Communism, and steps towards the nuclear bomb. A number of other technical and political matters involving French scientists 1930-1960 are touched on.
(1907-1990) French atomic physicist. Professor, University of Strasbourg; British-Canadian Atomic Energy Project; Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique; European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom); Professor, University of Paris-Sud.
Guřon, Jules
Halban, Hans.
Joliot-Curie, Frďřic
Kowarski, Lew.
Perrin, Jean, 1870-1942.
Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France).
France. Commissariat ̉l'ňergie atomique
Chemistry, Physical and theoretical.
Physics -- France.
Science -- France.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
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Transcripts. aat
Scientists -- France.
Weart, Spencer R., 1942- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA